Maize Germplasm Day Organized

14th March, 2015, Hyderabad

ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, organized a Maize Germplasm Field Day at its Winter Nursery Centre, Hyderabad on 14th March, 2015.

Maize Germplasm Day Organized Maize Germplasm Day Organized

Dr. K.S. Varaprasad, Director, Indian Institute of Oil Seeds Research (IIOR) and Chief Guest of the event emphasised the need for creation of variability through various means. He appreciated the initiative of IIMR of sharing the germplasm among the coordinating centres through Field Days at Winter Nursery Centre, IIMR.

Dr. O.P. Yadav, Director, ICAR-IIMR outlined the initiative taken by institute in strengthening the genetic base of AICRP and cooperating centres and also briefed the role of Winter Nursery to speed up the breeding programme and cultivar development.

A total of 862 maize accessions were grown in a compact block for assessment and selections by breeders, pathologists and entomologists from 19 AICRP centres from SAUs and ICAR institutes.

(Source: ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research)